Jane Austen

Jane Austen (December 16, 1775-July 18, 1817) was an English novelist who is one of the best loved and most widely read authors in English literature. Known for writing with a realistic and ironic style, her works were often social commentaries on the culture of her time and place, particularly surrounding the customs and expectations of marriage. Scholars and critics praise her for her portrayal of human weakness and her witty, elegant prose. She is best known for her classic works, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Emma (1816).